ME/MS in Sanitation Technology Program Syllabus

Year I, Semester I

 

Course Code

Course Title

Type

Credit

MSAN511 Introduction to Sanitation Systems, Services and Sanitation Flows

Core

3

MSAN512 Sanitation Technology

Core

3

MSAN513 Public Health and Sanitation

Core

3

  Elective I

Elective I

3

  Elective II

Elective II

3

  Total Credit Hours

15

 

Electives (Year I, Semester I)

Course Code Course Title

Type

Credit

MSAN514 Faecal Sludge Treatment and Non-Sewered Sanitation Technologies

Elective I

3

MSAN515 Governance in Sanitation

Elective

3

MSAN516 Engineering Design for Sanitation Structures

Elective

3

MSAN517 Water Pollution Control

Elective

3

 

*Elective Courses

  • Students are allowed to take electives in semesters I and II
  • One Course will be offered for each Elective subject in first two semesters and the prescribed courses will be offered and taken under the project supervisor.

Year I, Semester II

 

Course Code

Course Title

Type

Credit

MSAN521 Emergency Sanitation

Core

3

MSAN522 Research Methodology in Sanitation

Core

3

MSAN523 Project Management

Core

3

  Elective III

Elective

3

  Elective IV

Elective

3

  Total Credit Hours

15

 

Electives (Year I, Semester II)

Course Code Course Title

Type

Credit

MSAN524 Sanitation Financing

Core

3

MSAN525 Behavior Change and Advocacy

Elective

3

MSAN526 Design of FSTP/ DEWATS system

Elective

3

 

Year II, Semester I

 

Course Code Course Title

Type

Credit

Prescribed 1

Core

3

  Prescribed 2

Core

3

MSAN613 Project

Core

9

  Total Credit Hours

15

 

Prescribed Courses

Course Code Course Title

Type

Credit

MSAN611 Mini Project on Sanitation Innovation Technology Prescribed

3

MSAN612 Seminar Prescribed

3

 

Year II, Semester II

 

Course Code

Course Title

Type

Credit

MSAN621 Research Thesis

Core

15

  Total Credit Hours

15

 

Note: Students will write a thesis in the fourth semester. However, the thesis work must start from the beginning of third semester, which is in the form of Project.

10. Detailed Description of Courses

 

1.    [MSAN 511] Introduction to Sanitation, Systems and Services: Core
Introduction to the Program; Introduction to Sanitation; SDG Target and Indicators; Urban
Development Trends; Differentiate Solid waste Management, Faecal Sludge Management and
Waste-water Management; Sanitation Flow (laboratory works); Sanitation Service Delivery
Chain; Sanitation of the Future; Urban Sanitation Case Studies; Introduction to Compendium
Exercise.
 
2.   [MSAN 512] Sanitation Technology: Core
Introduction to Sanitation Technology, Urban Drainage; Carbon, Nitrogen and Phosphorus
Removal; Slum Drainage; Existing and Innovative Sanitation Technologies; ISO Standards;
Technology Integrating Group-work.

3.   [MSAN 513] Public Health and Sanitation: Core
Introduction to Public Health; Human Health Hazards and Human Excreta; Review and
Assessment of Transmission Routes; Biological characteristics and lifecycles of sanitation-
relevant pathogens; Non-infectious Public Health Issues Related to Sanitation; Control
Measures; Risk Evaluation Tools

4.   [MSAN 514] Faecal Sludge Treatment and Non-Sewered Sanitation Technologies: Elective
FS Characteristics; Pathogen Inactivation; Storage, Collection, Transportation and Treatment;
On-site treatment technologies; Design Approach and Quantification; Settling-Thickening Tank;
Planted & Unplanted Drying Bed; Anaerobic Digestion of FS and Co-composting, Effluent
Treatment.

5.   [MSAN 515] Governance in Sanitation: Elective
Sanitation Governance Definition; Different Actors and Decision Makers; Power Relations;
Contextualizing Sanitation; Formal & Informal Regulations; Case Studies; Sanitation History;
Shifting Sanitation Governance; Everyday Sanitation; Governance Alternatives.

6.   [MSAN 516] Engineering Design for Sanitation Structures: Elective
Basic RCC design, drawing and estimates for sanitation structures; codal provisions; quality assurance.

7.   [MSAN 517] Water Pollution Control: Elective
Linkage of Faecal sludge discharge and water pollution; Mass balances, Reaction kinetics,
continuous flow reactors; Removal of particles from waste water: Particle treatment process,
Flocculation, Gravity separation, Granular media filtration, filtration dynamics; Membrane based
waste-water treatment.
8.   [MSAN 521] Emergency Sanitation: Core
Humanitarian Action and Principles; Key Actors & Legal Framework; SPERE Handbook and
WASH Cluster; M&E needs assessment; Sanitation Related Diseases in emergency; Excreta
Management; Solid Waste Management in emergency; Development of a Sanitation Plan.

9.   [MSAN 522] Research Methodology in Sanitation: Core
Introduction to Research Methodology; Research Design and Sampling Strategies; Critical
Reading and Academic Writing; Statistics; Ethics in Research and Consent; Developing a
Research Proposal; Referencing Guideline; Acquiring and disseminating knowledge in science
and engineering.

10.              [MSAN 523] Project Management: Core
Introduction to project management; Planning Strategies of Sanitation project; Key Elements of
Project Planning; Result Based Project Management – The Theory of Change; Project
Implementation Planning; Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL); Project planning
software MS Project; Stakeholder Engagement.

11.              [MSAN 524)] Sanitation Financing: Elective
Preparatory Course on Sanitation Financing; Sanitation Financing Options; Business
models and PPP in sanitation; Service & value chain; Business models; Financial flow; Business
canvas; PPP (Public, Private Partnership), Financial viability, Sanitation Financing – modalities
& challenges; Saniplan exercise.

12. [MSAN 525] Behaviour Change and Advocacy: Elective
Introduction to Behaviour Change and Advocacy; Frameworks of Behaviour Change; Design of
behavioural change interventions; Monitoring of behavioural change interventions; Behaviour
Change Guideline; RANAS handout; Case studies; Policy Advocacy – WASH policy;
Regulatory Instruments.

13. [MSAN 526] Design of FSTP/ DEWATS system: Elective
Introduction to Decentralized Waste-water Treatment System (DEWATS); Detail of Faecal
Sludge Treatment Plant; Design Aspects of FSTP and DEWATS; Case study of successful and
failed designs; Field visit; Practical workout on a selected site.

14.              [MSAN 611] Mini Project on Sanitation Technology Innovation: Prescribed
Exploration of new sanitation technology; Use of toolkits in FSM technology selection and
planning; Teamwork development; Supervisor gives the course for specific subject of study with common code; Students can do the design, drawing, analysis or laboratory works based on their subject of study; The individual students are required to present in front of the faculties and students and evaluated.

15. [MSAN 612] Seminar: Prescribed
Various seminars, presentations are to be attended and delivered related to Sanitation technology
topics. These seminars are to be helpful for the thesis related activities. Besides, the students will
take part in leadership workshop and team building exercises.

16. [MSAN 613] Project: Core
The project component theme could be one of the following:
Industrial/organizational problem assessment (mainly done at industry/organization)
Community based problem assessment (mainly done at community)
Literature based problem assessment (mainly done at institution)
Analytical or experimental or prototype based problem assessment (mainly done at institution)
Case study based problem assessment (mainly done at case specific site)
Field work based problem assessment (mainly done at specific site)
Any other relevant and deemed suitable by department.
The project component will be of approximately 3 month (full – time) duration

17. [MSAN 621] Research Thesis: Core
Students will carry out the research thesis with one or more supervisors. For students targeting
M.E degree, the research work should consist of substantial engineering work and for M.S
degree, science related work should be done.

Text books shall be prescribed as per the faculties’ opinion.